The leishmaniases--survival and expansion in a changing world. A mini-review.

@article{Shaw2007TheLA,
  title={The leishmaniases--survival and expansion in a changing world. A mini-review.},
  author={Jeffrey Jon Shaw},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2007},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={541-7}
}
The number of cases of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis is increasing globally at an alarming rate irrespective of the region and the leishmaniases are amongst the top emergent diseases in spite of control measures. In the present review attention is drawn to some of the reasons for this. The leishmaniases have expanded beyond their natural ecotopes due to the ecological chaos caused by man and this in turn affects the levels of his exposure to the vectors. Examples of how different… CONTINUE READING